February 25, 2015 Newsletter
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Bible Odyssey
New content this week on Bible Odyssey:
Emran El-Badawi on Jesus in the Qur’an (video)

Candida Moss on Ignatius of Antioch (video)

Carolyn Osiek on Hospitality in the New Testament

John Huddlestun on Akhenaten and Monotheism

Bible Odyssey continues to attract an international audience. In the past month we have had visitors from the following countries: Kenya,Ghana, Nigeria, France, Israel, Singapore, Germany, Republic of Korea, Zimbabwe, Malaysia, Sweden, Brazil, Poland, Turkey, Romania, Pakistan, Russia, China, UAE, Malawi, Barbados, Bahamas, Greece, Egypt, Tanzania, Saudi Arabia, Zambia, Uganda, Bangladesh, Malta, Palestinian Territories, Qatar, Kuwait, Lebanon, Ethiopia, Macao, Slovenia, Chile, Jordan, Viet Nam, Iraq, Namibia,Morocco, Georgia, the Seychelles and Brunei Darussalam!

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Annual Meeting Travel Grant
A change to the deadline schedule and application process for the Annual Meeting Travel Grants has been put in place to bring the process in line with dates for Annual Meeting paper acceptance dates.

1 March 2015: Deadline – E-mail with Intention to submit and CV.
5 April 2015: Deadline – Application form and recommendation letter.
1 May 2015: Award decisions will be announced.

More information >>

SBL Calendar
Events for Biblical and Religious Studies

SBL on Twitter
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SBL Press Spring Sale

Almost all new, recent, and backlist SBL and BJS titles are available to SBL members at a 30 percent discount during the spring sale. Download the order form, then mail, fax, or phone your order by May 1. If you prefer to order at the SBL Store, make sure to use the promo code SPG2015 at checkout to receive your discount.

SBL International Meeting— Buenos Aires, Argentina
Monday, July 20 through Friday, July 24

IM 2015 Call for Papers Ends Today
The deadline for the call for papers for the 2015 International Meeting in Buenos Aires, Argentina has been extended. The deadline for paper proposals is 11:59 PM (23:59) Eastern Standard Time (UTC -5) on Wednesday, February 25, 2015.
View the 2015 International Meeting Call for Papers >>

General Information
Please click here for more information about International Meeting registration and housing.

Student Volunteers
We are now offering student members the opportunity to volunteer at the International Meeting. Volunteer benefits include free conference registration and a complimentary 1-year SBL membership. Please contact Samantha Spitzner at Samantha.spitzner@sbl-site.org for more information on how to volunteer.

New CNN series “Finding Jesus”
We’re always glad to hear that major media producers are consulting with SBL members to improve the quality and accuracy of their productions. On Sunday, March 1 at 9pm EST, you can tune in to CNN’s “Finding Jesus,” which features SBL members April DeConick, Nicola Denzey Lewis, Ben Witherington III, Elaine Pagels, Geoffrey Smith, and Candida Moss among many others. Mark Goodacre served as a series consultant.
See the trailer here.

ICI Books Posted in February

The One Who Sows Bountifully: Essays in Honor of Stanley K. Stowers
Hodge, Caroline Johnson, Saul M. Olyan, Daniel Ullucci, and Emma Wasserman, eds. The One Who Sows Bountifully: Essays in Honor of Stanley K. Stowers. Brown Judaic Studies, 356. Providence: Brown University, 2013.

Beauty and the Bible: Toward a Hermeneutics of Biblical Aesthetics
Bautch, Richard J. and Jean-François Racine, eds. Beauty and the Bible: Toward a Hermeneutics of Biblical Aesthetics, Semeia Studies, 73. Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2013.

Gods in Dwellings: Temples and Divine Presence in the Ancient Near East Hundley, Michael B. Gods in Dwellings: Temples and Divine Presence in the Ancient Near East. Writings from the Ancient World Supplement Series, 3. Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2013.

Early Christian Reader
Mason, Steve and Tom Robinson. Early Christian Reader. Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2013.

ICI On-line books program >>

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